Columbia Libraries Symposium to Address Opportunities in the Evolving Academy

The following symposium, hosted by Columbia University Libraries, will likely be of interest to many in the METRO membership. Please read on for more details:

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The 10th Columbia Libraries Symposium

Higher education is changing and libraries are too. Libraries are being re-imagined not only to keep pace with evolving scholarly needs but also to provide leadership in addressing broader institutional challenges presented by the transforming academic enterprise. Libraries seeking to re-position themselves within this dynamic landscape are taking a critical look at professional practices within their organizations, and the results are sometimes innovative, sometimes radical, and always engaging.

On Friday, March 22nd, 2013, the Columbia University Libraries Symposium will look deeply into the many factors shaping this emerging academic landscape, and libraries' changing roles within it,  from the perspective of scholars and librarians active in transformative change. Our goal is to test our thinking, to challenge traditional paradigms of professional practice, and to provide a focused reflective discussion on how libraries are positioning themselves as campus change agents.

SPEAKERS will include: 
Malcolm Brown, Director, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Marta Brunner, Head of Collections, Research, and Instructional Services, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA Tracy Gabridge, Department Head for Liaisons for Departments, Labs, and Centers, MIT Libraries Roger Schonfeld, Director of Research, ITHAKA S+R

FACULTY panelists will include:
Susan Boynton, Professor of Music, Columbia University  Mark Hansen, Director, David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute for Media Innovation and Professor of Journalism, Columbia University Chris Wiggins, Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics, Columbia University

For more information or to register for the event, visit http://symposium.cul.columbia.edu/.